My name is Nancy, i am the Chairperson of the Human Services Coalition of Cayuga County Coordinating Council. We are going through some major changes. At this time we are operating as an all volunteer organization so, funds and time to work on things are at a premium. One thing I am researching is using a listserv rather than the electronic newsletter we put together one time a month. i have looked at a few services, they are very reasonably priced, but, I would like to see if there are any suggestions from this group.
Also, we need to update our website. Any suggestions on how much we should pay for an organization for web hosting and to populate our website?
One last question, I clicked on Cloud Help on this website but, it does not take me anywhere. I am not very tech savvy so, have not idea what Cloud Help would be in the first place.
Hi Nancy, welcome to TechSoup!
Regarding hosting for your website, it will depend on the type of website you have and your hosting needs. You can expect to pay about $5 to $10 per month for standard web hosting. Most of my clients with basic web hosting needs pay somewhere in this range on their monthly hosting plans. For additional options, you might also want to check out my list of companies that provide free web hosting to nonprofits. Regarding updating your website, it all depends on what you are looking to do. I can't really give you a price range on this, but it will depend on whether you are looking to do basic updates vs. a major re-design of your website.
Yann ToledanoForum Moderator, TechSoup.orgDigital Marketing ConsultantYTConsulting.com@MarketingYann
Hi, Nancy. Web hosting is VERY affordable. I use Hostgator, and pay less than $5 a month. Purchasing a URL (web address) is also rather affordable.
For populating your website, it starts with YOU. Before you hire anyone, or recruit a volunteer, to design your web site, you need to have certain content ready:
I have a list of everything that should be on your website here.
Once you have your content ready, you can recruit someone locally to create your website. I strongly encourage you to find someone who will design a website that is accessible for people with disabilities - people who have sight impairments, mobility impairments, hearing impairments, etc. In fact, you might want to look into having your website designed as a part of Knowbility's annual OpenAIR hackathon.
I have a lot more free info walking you through the construction of a website and recruiting volunteers to help you here.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
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